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Minnesota House members split on 'fiscal cliff' vote

7:41 PM, Jan 2, 2013

Minnesota lawmakers in the House of Representatives were split on their vote late Tuesday on legislation to avert the "fiscal cliff." Three of the state delegation's four Republicans voted against the deal, with Rep. John Kline crossing over to side with a majority of Democrats.

Congress now has to tackle the debt ceiling

7:34 PM, Jan 2, 2013

The cushion of the fiscal cliff might feel a little prickly, especially considering the glass ceiling we are about to crash through.

An 'inept,' 'despicable' Congress needs a reality check

6:10 PM, Jan 2, 2013

With a holiday cliffhanger now history, one might assume the U.S. Congress is enjoying a positive image makeover. Think again.

What does the 'fiscal cliff' deal mean for paychecks

1:17 PM, Jan 2, 2013

The uncertainty in Washington is affecting tax preparers on main street.

Peterson, Kline break ranks on 'fiscal cliff' bill

9:06 AM, Jan 2, 2013

Minnesota's representatives voted along party lines on the bill to keep the U.S. from driving off the so-called "fiscal cliff" - with two notable exceptions.

House approves 'fiscal cliff' bill

11:45 PM, Jan 1, 2013

Legislation to block the "fiscal cliff" is headed to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature. The bill will avoid, for now, the major tax increases and government spending cuts that had been scheduled to take effect with the new year.

Minnesota senators sound off on fiscal cliff deal

8:57 PM, Jan 1, 2013

In a 2 a. m. vote on New Years Day, Minnesota's senators voted to support a compromise on the fiscal cliff.

Bill to avert fiscal cliff heads to House

6:18 AM, Jan 1, 2013

Legislation to negate a fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts to the Pentagon and domestic agencies is being debated in the House.

Democratic aide: Fiscal 'cliff' deal reached

8:16 PM, Dec 31, 2012

A Democratic aide says the White House and congressional Republicans have reached an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

Obama says immediate action needed on fiscal cliff

2:45 PM, Dec 29, 2012

President Barack Obama says "the hour for immediate action is here" on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

Lawmakers' options as they stare into the fiscal abyss

10:43 AM, Dec 28, 2012

 With the countdown on to the fiscal cliff deadline, Hamline University professor and political analyst David Schultz says lawmakers do have options.

State investment head nervously eyes 'cliff' talks

10:39 AM, Dec 28, 2012

The executive director of Minnesota's State Board of Investment is keeping tabs on the stock market volatility related to the policy debate in Washington over taxes and spending.

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